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The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook

The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook

Third Edition

September 2016 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook is an evidence-based program that uses treatments including motivational enhancement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, skills training, medication, and 12-step facilitation. This workbook walks clients through self-reflective activities and exercises meant to help them recognize the underlying motivations and causes of their gambling addiction and to learn the tools necessary for recovery. The Third Edition of this workbook includes coverage of all 12 steps of recovery. Chapters focused on honesty and relapse prevention as well as a personal recovery plan contribute to client success.

About the Author

Robert R. Perkinson is the clinical director of Keystone Treatment Center in Canton, South Dakota. He is a licensed psychologist; licensed marriage & family therapist; internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor; and a nationally certified gambling counselor and supervisor. In addition to the best-selling The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook, Third Edition, Dr. Perkinson is the author of The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook, Third Edition and Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition.

Higher Power  
Gambling Patient Exercises  
Gambling History
Honesty for Gamblers
Step One for Gamblers
Step Two for Gamblers
A Power Greater Than Ourselves  
Step Three for Gamblers
The Moral Law  
The Key to Step Three  
How to Turn It Over  
Step Four for Gamblers
Personality Defects  
Physical Liabilities  
The Way to Recovery  
We Stay on Track Through Action  
Physical Assets  
Mental Assets  
The Autobiography  
Step Five for Gamblers
Step Six for Gamblers
Step Seven for Gamblers
Step Eight for Gamblers
Step Nine for Gamblers
Step Ten for Gamblers
Step Eleven for Gamblers
Step Twelve for Gamblers
Relapse Prevention for Gamblers
Relapse Is a Process  
The Relapse Warning Signs  
Interpersonal Factors  
When You Experience a Warning Sign  
Positive Outcome Expectations  
High-Risk Situations  
How to See Through the First Bet  
Lapse and Relapse  
The Behavior Chain  
How to Cope With Triggers  
How to Cope With Craving  
A Daily Relapse Prevention Plan  
Social Support System  
People Who Can Help You in Recovery  
Personal Recovery Plan
Statement of Commitment  
Recommendations for a Successful First Year in Recovery
First Day  
First Week  
First Month  
First 3 Months  
First 6 Months  
By the First Year  
Online Recovery Support  
Stress Management
Day 1  
Day 2  
Day 3  
Day 4  
Day 5  
Day 6  
Day 7  
Exercise Program  
Changing Your Lifestyle  
Problem-Solving Skills  
Developing Pleasurable Activities  
Social Skills  
Appendix 1- Daily Craving Record
Appendix 2- Pressure Relief Group Meeting and Budget Form
To the Gamblers Anonymous Group  
The Choice Is Yours  
To the Creditor  
List of Creditors  
Repayment Schedule  
Financial Summary  
About the Author
Recovery Journal
Key features
  • Exercises in all 12-steps are included in the new edition.
  • New photos and cartoons make the text more enjoyable.
  • The text and exercises meet all of the requirements of national and state accrediting bodies.

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ISBN: 9781506307381